Oh me oh my, boy do I have a party to make you sigh!
Coming at ya out of Chicago, IL, USA; this French Flower Market Inspired Birthday Party by Andrea Goossens of West Bloom Paper Co. is packed with adorable elements you don’t want to miss!
With so many sweet details featured in this event, it’s hard to pick just a few, but here are some I couldn’t help, but to love!
- Floating balloons
- Gorgeous tiered cake
- Fondant flower cupcakes
- Parisian floral stationery
- Floral-printed boxes
- Custom dresses
- Framed doughnut board
- And more!
French Flower Market Inspired Birthday Party
French Flower Market Inspired Birthday Party Details:
This is what Andrea shared about the party-
“The theme for our daughters first birthday party was drawn from a classic french flower market seen throughout France hence the name of the title being “French Bloom”. Featuring a hint of Parisian elegance with a color palette of blush, ivory, vibrant red along with gold and rose gold accents. When creating this look, I wanted to stay true to the Parisian nature and create a scene that feels both effortless and yet completely thought out. The theme seemed only fitting as it was the first place in Europe I traveled to with my husband. This particular trip to Paris changed my perspective on life and inspired me to quit my interior design job and launch my own design company which is now West Bloom Paper Co.
I was completely fascinated by all of the flower markets and floral displays throughout the city of lights. In fact, I still draw inspiration from that trip. Speaking of florals, I couldn’t wait to design custom invitations for my daughter. I was dying to incorporate the popular “ooh la la” saying because my daughters nickname is ‘La la”. Additionally, I hand painted the roses and the twinkling Eiffel tower because it’s one of my favorite sites. I wanted it to be extra special.
Although everything french fascinates me I wanted to make sure this birthday party limited common french landmarks like the Eiffel Tower.
I instead grabbed inspiration from the streets, the decadent pastry shops (yes, I’m talking my favorite place- Ladurée), and even the baroque-style details found inside the Palace of Versailles. Also, I believe that it is the special little details that makes an event so spectacular and unique so I planned every bit down to the tiny roses on the Eiffel Tower sugar cookies made by Panda Baby Cookies. I found inspiration from all of my favorite sources including this very one- SMP, Party with Lenzo, & the Instagram account @aparisianmoment.
I wanted this special event to embrace french elegance. I also wanted to fill the natural lit space with wonder, femininity and fun where little girls can dress up and just be lost in their perfect little world. What better place to hold a french themed event than Paris 312’s headquarters which is so perfectly decorated with their amazing products and ever flowing natural lighting. They say a picture is worth a thousand words and I’m sure once you see the pictures captured by the very talented and adventurous photographer Jenny Anne Photography you too can notice how my daughter and her little friend instantly felt like true princesses the moment they slipped into those stunning Tutu du Monde dresses from Rainey’s Closet. If you have yet to know about Rainey’s Closet, its a stylish high end rentals for kids only– you’re welcome.
I partnered up with an incredible team of talented professionals to bring my vision to life. Every vendor completely outdid themselves including the floral arrangements from Moda Bloom Gallery, each centerpiece was displayed in a stunning marble vase. Simona takes pride in the freshest of flowers and creating new masterpieces each time so no two are the same. Since decadent pastries were important I knew I had to reach out to some very special artists. That includes the macarons and macaron tower by Ladurée flown in from NYC, exquisite out of this world cake by Adam of Cake Life, and flower-topped cupcakes and cake pops by Seph’s Sweets. Let’s not forget, Nimble Well’s stunning serving ware and cake stands that so glamorously displayed everything in the dessert table.
All in all, everything came out perfectly! Proving that you don’t have to go to France to live out your dream of a Parisian First Birthday.”
Event Design & Calligraphy: West Bloom Paper Co
Photography: Jenny Anne Photography
Venue & balloons: paris312
Cake: Cake Life Chicago
Floral design: Moda Bloom Gallery
Dresses: Rainey’s Closet
Pastries: Seph’s Sweets
Sugar cookies: Panda Baby Cookies
Tabletop rentals: Nimble Well
Rentals: Katie Vintage Wed + Tablescapes Party Rentals
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